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    Expert Winamac's Avatar

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    Another Buyer Beware Do Not Become a Victim Like Me.

    I just want to put this out to you all and pass along to friends and acquaintances. I cannot be anymore serious about this than I am.I'm embarrassed to admit this,but if it saves someone else it is worth the embarrassment. I just got scammed for $1070.00 on ArmsList 3-days ago. If you think it cannot happen to you...you are WRONG.I have been doing on-line gun deals on GB for 20 years. Thought I could spot a scammer a mile away. This was my first experience EVER buying on ArmsList and it will be my last. The women/thief/scum-bag was from New Jersey (so they said).Everything she presented(ID etc...) appeared super legitimate and the price of the rifle as not super low or anything to send up a red flag. I have alerted ArmsList but they will and can do nothing. Just wanted to pass this along. STAY AWAY FROM ARMSLIST!!!!! Don't care what they have. Get it somewhere else.
    " YOU SERIOUS CLARK ? "

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    Grandmaster LEaSH's Avatar

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    That blows, Winamac. Seriously feel for you bud. What pay method was used?

    And if others have experience, what is the most safe payment tool (besides ftf transactions, obviously)?

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    Grandmaster d.kaufman's Avatar

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    Sorry to hear you got taken.

    I only use Armslist for local FTF transactions.

    If I cant find what I'm looking for local then I'll only deal with reputable online dealers

    I do wish Armslist could put a feedback system like Ingo, Ebay, Gunbroker, etc has. It would help with vetting people that much easier.

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    Marksman Lilboog82's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.kaufman View Post
    Sorry to hear you got taken.

    I only use Armslist for local FTF transactions.

    If I cant find what I'm looking for local then I'll only deal with reputable online dealers

    I do wish Armslist could put a feedback system like Ingo, Ebay, Gunbroker, etc has. It would help with vetting people that much easier.
    this and at a safe location
    You canít fix stupid

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    Master 223 Gunner's Avatar

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    The scammers are getting much better at their craft.
    I used to post on how to spot a scammer, then thought the scammers can read those same posts.
    I routinely flag what I know are scams on armslist, it takes several people to flag a scam to get the post removed from armslist.
    Test for Echo

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    Grandmaster DoggyDaddy's Avatar

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    Never tried Armslist, and never will. Just heard and seen too much sketchiness. Won't use craigslist for the same reasons. Sorry to hear this happened to you Winamac!

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    Master Tyler-The-Piker's Avatar

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    Armslist is inundated with scammers. Fortunately you can spot 90% of them with a few red flags:

    Anytime you see a price way too low you can assume it's fake. And its a scam if the info is obviously copy/pasted from gunbroker or manufacturers website.



    If they have something collectible at a price that may seem too good to be true...and an out of state area code, it's a scam.



    And another subtle red flag is if they have just registered to Armslist that same day and the location is "Indiana, Indiana" it's most definitely a scam.

    sauce will thicken upon standing

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    Plinker

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    Dam sorry to hear about that. It is getting so bad with scams and thieves out there, that if I cant find something locally I'll just wait till I can. Again sorry to hear about this.

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    Plinker J Galt's Avatar

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    What's the username / email of the person that scammed you?

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    Expert Ricnzak's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Galt View Post
    What's the username / email of the person that scammed you?
    Plus a link to the ad. Another forum has a scammer thread they post info like this in. Call these people out.

    Sorry you took that hit OP!


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